August Strindberg Quotes

I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves. August Strindberg

People are constantly clamouring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life – to learn something is a joy to me. August Strindberg

That is the thankless position of the father in the family – the provider for all, and the enemy of all. August Strindberg

Society is madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police. August Strindberg

Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak. August Strindberg

Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love. August Strindberg

Family … the home of all social evil, a charitable institution for comfortable women, an anchorage for house-fathers, and a hell for children. August Strindberg

A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life. August Strindberg

Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view. August Strindberg

I dream, therefore I exist. August Strindberg